The Note's Must-Reads for Monday, January 12, 2009

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Compiled by ABC News’ PETER MARTINEZ, CARRIE HALPERIN, LAURA GREENE, JAYCE HENDERSON, JUSTIN GRANT and STEPHANIE WASH

2009: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Prosecuting Bush Officials?" LINK

"Obama Seeks D.C. Church" LINK

"Obama Vs. Cheney" LINK

"Obama Defends Taxcuts" LINK

"Mumbai Copycats?" LINK

"Obama: Everyone Must Sacrifice" LINK

"Obama: Jobs Report Stresses 'Urgency'" LINK

"Blagojevich Remains Defiant" LINK

"Will Obama's Economic Plan Pass?" LINK

"Kimmel: Obama Loses His Shirt" LINK

2009: CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST:

The Associated Press' Ibrahim Barzak and Christopher Torchia: "Israeli Forces Advance Deep Into Gaza Urban Areas" LINK

The Associated Press' Jason Keyser: "Rights Group: Israel Uses Incendiary Bombs in Gaza" LINK

The New York Times' Steven Erlanger and Ethan Bronner: "As Troops Enter Gaza City, Israel Sees an Opening" LINK

The New York Times' Michael Slackman: "Crisis in Gaza Imperils 2-State Plan" LINK

The Washington Post's Griff Witte: "Israelis Push to Edge of Gaza City" LINK

2009: FORMER ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL ROLAND BURRIS:

The Associated Press: "Sen. Durbin hopes deal near on Burris" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jill Zuckman and Rick Pearson: “Decision on Burris’ ‘future and fate’ likely to come this week” LINK

2009: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA AND THE WHITE HOUSE TRANSITION:

ABC News' Special Index for the 44th President: LINK

ABC News Transcript: "Exclusive interview with Obama" LINK

The Associated Press' Andrew Taylor and Philip Elliott: "Quick Tapping of Unspent $350 Billion in Works" LINK

ABC News' Mary Bruce: "Obama: Gitmo Likely Won't Close in First 100 Days" LINK

USA Today's Tom Vanden Brook: "Afghanistan's path to stability is full of challenges for Obama" LINK

USA Today's Janice Lloyd: "Obama choice: Labradoodle or a Portuguese water dog" LINK

Bloomberg's Hans Nichols: "Obama to Maintain Practice of Naming Donors to Ambassador Posts" LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s Stuart Taylor Jr. and Evan Thomas: “Obama’s Cheney Dilemma” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Obama climate czar has socialist ties”  LINK

The Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni: “Obama to wait on Gitmo closure” LINK

The Washington Times Daniel Gallington: “Panetta's role” LINK

Politico's Alexander Burns: "NYT Reporter Warns Of One-Term Obama" LINK

Politico's Michael Calderone: "Meet The (New) Press" LINK

Politico's John Bresnahan: "Former Top Bush Officials Back Holder" LINK

Politico's Glenn Thrush: "Obama to Times: WJC Safeguards Good Enough" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Weisman: "Obama Plans to Keep Estate Tax" LINK

The New York Times' Adam Nagourney and Jim Rutenberg: "In His Emphasis on Economy, Obama Is Looking to History" LINK

The New York Times' David Johnson and Charlie Savage: "Obama Signals His Reluctance to Look Into Bush Policies" LINK

The New York Times' David M. Herszenhorn: "Obama Lobbies for Release of Second Half of Bailout" LINK

The Washington Post's Perry Bacon Jr.: "Obama Lobbies for 2nd Half of Bailout" LINK

The New York Daily News' Mike Lupica: "Give Obama the ball and get out of his way" LINK

The New York Daily News' Richard Sisk: "Obama Middle name shortened for inauguration rehearsal" LINK

The New York Daily News' Stephanie Gaskell: "Obamas narrow down pup pick" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Christi Parsons and Peter Nicholas: “Obama bumps up against egos in Congress” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jill Zuckman: “Obama wants quick action on economic stimulus plan” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter G. Gosselin: “Audacity itself as economic experiment” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Lisa Wangsness: ‘Deficit might shift priorities in short term, Obama says” LINK

2009: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA AND THE INAUGURATION:

ABC News' Rachel Martin and Jenna Much: "Public Prepares to Greet New President" LINK

The Associated Press: "MTV to broadcast Obama's 'Youth Inaugural Ball'" LINK

The Associated Press: "History calls on Obama to make great speech" LINK

The Associated Press: "Obama to honor McCain on inauguration eve" LINK

The Associated Press: "Obama's inauguration gets a test run" LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s Anna Quindlen: “Era of Good Speaking” LINK

The Washington Post's Theresa Vargas: "Skipping School for Live Civics Lesson" LINK

2009: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY:

ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf: "Dems Happy with Stimulus Tweaks, Expect Request for $350B TARP Money" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "Obama urges quick approval of economic stimulus package" LINK

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "Inauguration announcer has seat for history as it happens" LINK

Bloomberg's Julianna Goldman: "Obama Says Stimulus Package Creates 4 Million Jobs" LINK

Bloomberg's Edwin Chen: "Obama Says Recession Requires Scaling Back Promises" LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s Robert J. Samuelson: “Obama’s Unhealthy Choices” LINK

2009: SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON:

The Los Angeles Times’ Paul Richter: “GOP rolls out welcome mate for Hillary Clinton” LINK

2009: ECONOMY:

ABC News' Dan Harris: "U.S. to World: Spare $775 Billion?" LINK

USA Today's Sue Kirchhoff: "Economic downturn pounds commercial real estate market" LINK

The Washington Post's Neil Irwin and Dan Eggen: "Economy Made Few Gains in Bush Years" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Michael Hiltzik: “Financial scoundrels have little to fear from the law” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Ken Bensinger and Dan Neil: “Carmakers’ hopes ride on minis” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Walter Hamilton: “A long downturn could take a toll on mutual funds” LINK

2009: CAROLINE KENNEDY:

The New York Daily News' Kenneth Lovettt: "Kennedy is ‘impressive’ at Brooklyn pol confab" LINK

2009: DEMOCRATS/GOP:

The New York Times' Charlie Savage: "Democrats Look for Ways to Undo Late Bush Administration Rules" LINK

2009: CURRENT ADMINISTRATION:

Newsweek Magazine’s Jacob Weisberg: “The Enigma In Chief” LINK

The Washington Times’ Betsy Pisik: “Bush overrules Rice on Gaza” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jon Ward: “Faith office declares success” LINK

The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg: "Bush Calls on Republican Party to Be Inclusive" LINK

The Washington Post's Perry Bacon Jr.: "Bush Tells His Party to Be Open-Minded" LINK

The New York Daily News' Thomas DeFrank: "W to pops: You're nuts to skydive" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jill Zuckman: “Bush’s legacy is partly his father’s” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Peter S. Canellos, Susan Milligan, Scott Helman, and Sasha Issenberg: “The Bush legacy” LINK

2009: SENATE:

The Hill's Alexander Bolton: "Senate Dems Set Feb. 13 Goal For Stimulus" LINK

The Hill's J. Taylor Rushing: "Burris Lawyers In Senate Monday" LINK

Politico's Manu Raju & Patrick O'connor: "Burris May Breeze into Senate" LINK

2009: ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

Politico's Erika Lovley: "Obama Energy Pick Guided By 'Sherpa'" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Norihiko Shirouzu: "Technology Levels Playing Field in Race to Market Electric Car" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Stephen Power: "Politics Tests Energy Goals" LINK

2009: OTHER MUST-READS:

The Wall Street Journal's Michael M. Phillips and Jane Zhang: "Peanut Butter Suspected In Salmonella Outbreak" LINK

ABC News' Jonann Brady: "Does Prince Harry Have 'Spare Heir' Syndrome?" LINK

Opinion by Paul Hsieh: "Universal Healthcare and the Waistline Police" LINK

USA Today's Matt Kelley: "Some Army surplus is unlikely to be used" LINK

USA Today's Gregg Zoroya: "Army may end counseling notifications" LINK

The Associated Press' Mohamed Olad Hassan: "Somali Pirate's Body Washes Ashore With $153,000" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Andrew Osborn and Marc Champion: "Russia Delays Gas, Vexing EU" LINK

 

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